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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Scots Booth, Murray to fore
in world universities'
championships at Sun City

Stirling student David Booth, competing for Great Britain, was only one shot off the lead in the men's event while team-mate Laura Murray (Robert Gordon University) from Alford was in joint ninth place in the women's competition at the end of the first day of the world universities golf championships at Sun City, South Africa.
Booth shot a three-under-par 69 to be one behind pacemaker Leonard Motta (Italy).
Englishman Andy Shakespear was sharing third place on 72.
Paul Betty, also from Stirling University, was in joint 17th position on 77.
Katie Tewell (United States) led the women's event with a par 72 - seven shots ahead of Laura Murray (pictured above by Cal Carson Golf Agency, all rights reserved) who had a double bogey at the fourth and one birdie, at the 11th.
Great Britain led the men's team event and were in fourth place in the women's team competition.

Leading individuals
68 L Motta (Ita).
69 D Booth (GB).
72 A Shakespear (GB), P Oriol (Spa), S Kodaira (Jap).
73 H Landman (SAf).
74 P Svajlen (Slo), S Sonoda (Jap).s
75 I Garcia (Spa), P Erice (Spa), B Walton (Ire).
76 N Quintarelli (Ita), P Forbes (Can), F Bonaga (Ita), P Lilly (Can), G Perne (Slo).
77 Y Usami (Jap), L Boezaart (SAf), P Betty (GB), L Tintera (Cze), S Cyr (US), M-C Chen (Tai), A Hortala (Spa).
Other scores:
80 A Best (GB).
83 K McDonagh (Ire).
84 J Patterson (Ire), K Stack (Ire).
Leading teams
218 Great Britain.
220 Italy.
222 Spain.
223 Japan.
229 South Africa.
230 Canada.
235 United States, France.
Leading individuals
72 K Tewell (US).
73 N Tanno (Swi).
74 C Rominger (Swi).
76 K Elliott (US), M Bazin de Jessey (Fra).
77 L Crawford (US), N Kitching (Ire).
78 A Scott (GB).
79 L Murray (GB), K Azuma (Jap), T Vavruskova (Cze), M Cavener (US), L Mar (Spa).
80 L Boughan (SAf), M Ricordeau (Fra), N Shinzato (Jap), I Diaz-Negrete (Spa).
Other scores:
83 G O'Leary (Ire).
85 L Williams (GB).
90 D McVeigh (Ire).
Leading teams
147 Switzerland.
149 United States.
156 France.
157 Great Britain.
159 Japan.
160 Ireland, Spain.